This week’s news from healthcare manufacturers


  • Kingspan Insulation has launched a CPD presentation covering air leakage from ductwork. Intended to help specifiers comply with Part L, it examines the impact of air leakage on system efficiency and how to take advantage of new air leakage limits to help with compliance.
  • Lightweight steel framing system maker Metsec has received CE marking certification for its products. This proves the range is compliant with Part 1 of BS EN 1090, the Eurocode covering steel and aluminium structures. The certification covers Metsec purlins, Metframe SFS and accessories.
  • Waste reduction organisation Wrap has announced that plasterboard waste has been reduced for the third year running. According to the Ashdown Agreement, an arrangement between Wrap and manufacturers’ trade body Gypsum Products Development Association, gypsum waste sent to landfill was down to 504 tonnes for the year ending 31 March 2010. The target set for this period was 5,000 tonnes.
  • Timber products specialist Weyerhaeuser says it will double the amount of Lumin plywood it ships to Europe in 2011. Lumin is faced with either eucalyptus or pine and is available in 14 different grades, making it suitable for applications including furniture and flooring. The firm said the increase was due to expanding its plywood mill in Uruguay and the maturation of plantations where the wood is sourced.
  • The British Standards Institution has published a standard BS 8536: 2010 facility management briefing code of practice. The standard is aimed at building owners, operators and designers, to help them incorporate operational needs into a facility management plan.